Life goes on

In three words, I can sum up everything I have learnt about life: it goes on.

It is fascinating to me how life goes on, as if nothing ever happened. Horrific life altering events occur, and the next day life just continues, barely pausing to pay respect.  Everything is as it was. Yet to someone(s) out there, things will never be the same.

A few months ago, there was a helicopter crash which claimed the lives of 6 people including the co pilot. Many people were affected and devasted by his death, and there was a great outpouring of love for him. I didn’t know him, but reading all the tributes got me emotional. After hours of reading tributes, I ventured out of my house and was temporarily stunned by the normalcy, the hustle and bustle. For his family and friends, life was on pause and things were changed forever, and here the world was as if nothing had happened.

It would be nice for the world to just stop for a little bit, while we get ourselves together. But it does not work that way; the sun rises, it sets, and tomorrow is just another day. Life goes on.

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